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TV serials portray most of the women characters as dependants and sufferers who often cry thus enforcing the age-old stereotypical view that women are generally weak and can't do anything on their own. They perpetuate the view that it is always good for women to be patient and accept any ill-treatment that she may be subjected to by her husband and his family and sometimes even by the society. The remaining women are typecast as outright evil, plotting and abusive characters and go to any extent (even hiring goons) to settle personal scores. It is also not uncommon that one woman in each serial is shown as the super-woman who is like a saint and will achieve anything through her unimaginably perfect characteristics. Hence it is highly illogical to churn out the same stereotypes for airing. Producers should reform their style and create TV Serials which are not only entertainment oriented but are also morally responsible and socially acceptable. Programs should reflect the tradition and values of our rich culture and history as it undergoes and adapts to changes and growth in this modern day and age.

Lalitha,

Madurai.

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